***And since this post is already at novel length, and I'm sure breaking some sort of "blog etiquette" rules somewhere, I'll link to what I'm thankful for...the same is true this year.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
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Monday, November 23, 2009
This blog was originally just intended to keep extended family in the loop of our family...somehow it ended up being a place where I can rant about the not so glorious moments of being a stay at home mom, display my amateur photography, shamelessly brag about my children, whine about how they are growing up way too fast, discover really amazing craft ideas, and develop wonderful friendships with some amazing women in this blog community!
That was over a year ago...and here I am with 17 followers and the irony is that I don't think any of them are family. :-) Just strangers that have stumbled upon my blog and somehow enjoyed some of my "mindless ramblings." I am realizing that I may want to take this blog to the next level and I am being advised that if I want to make changes, to make them sooner rather than later since my name will change and I will need everyone to "move" with me.
That's where you all come in...I would like for you to give me your opinions on a new title for our blog...it's not that we aren't McManus Party of Five but that is certainly a mouthful...and not exactly original...not to mention it doesn't fit as well on those snazzy little blog buttons. ;-)
Each of these have a meaning behind them to me but I don't want to sway you with those...just tell me which "sounds" best to you...which you could picture clicking on to read.
"Leaving a Legacy"
"Faithful in Small Things"
"Mosaic of Grace"
"The Big and the Small"
and just for good measure...
"The Daily Grind"...(ok, so this one does not have a story...I just love coffee and I happen to go through the grind daily...and I thought it was clever ;-)
Posted by Talysa at 2:40 PM
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Time for therapy...no black couches...and it's free! Head on over to MckMama's thru the link above for more of what it's like when folks start getting real about life...and how they muddle through.
- I do not, at the moment, own just one bra...that is never a good idea I'm thinking.
- I did not walk all the way to my car in the driveway just to find that I had brought the cordless phone with me! And I certainly did not leave said phone in my car till the next day.
- While getting ready for worship practice Sunday morning, I did not decide it would be a swell idea to try to iron my shirt...while wearing it!
- And even if I did decide to place the lower portion of my attached clothing onto the ironing board, I would never take the smoldering iron to my clothes directly up against my body!
- I don't have children that brag about the amount of gas that they pass...or the length of time they can pass it. That's someone else's children folks...cause we are homeschoolers and we are perfect...remember?
- When my husband asked "Who wants to go with me to the pet store for food??" I did not secretly wish that everyone would go...that would make me a horrid mother.
- When my youngest son decided to stay, I did not feel completely "bothered" that he wanted to play board games the whole time...what the heck kind of mom would do such a thing and miss out on seeing his big grin when he beats me at UNO Attack for the third time in a row?!?!
"That I would be...Faithful in small things...not neglecting what's right in my hands...And whatever I do, may it always bring glory to You"
Posted by Talysa at 4:50 PM
Friday, November 20, 2009
Do yourself a favor and get a sitter (not a family movie) and go see this movie...
"And whatever I do, may it always bring glory to you"
Posted by Talysa at 10:13 PM
Thursday, November 19, 2009
And believe you me, you may just need what she is giving away over there today if you sample any of these goodies....that I love of course!
Yes, she is a sweet talker....that Betty Crocker...and unfortunately we talk waaaay too much she and I! I found these on sale at the grocery store the other day and figured what the heck....I just cooked these up today and can I just say they are divine!! Seriously, I'm not a huge brownie fan but I love chocolate chip cookies....and was very leery of how the two together would taste...it was a really neat combination and I would definitely buy them again! Plus they look like a million bucks....like one of those desserts that have 50 ingredients and takes all day to make. Of course if that were the case they would not be found on my blog.
What goes better with oooey goooey (my spell check just went bazerk!) goodness than a cup of coffee? While on that same shopping trip I decided to deviate from my mundane Half and Half and splurge a bit on some flavored creamer. My favorite at Starbucks is the White Chocolate Mocha. Only problem is that you have to take out a small loan to keep up that habit so when I saw International Delights "Coffee House Inspirations" White Chocolate Mocha...I was sold.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
OK, so Martha Stewart I may never be, but you can allow a gal to be delusional for a bit right? Thank you.
I have been bitten by the craft bug obviously...how else would you explain my sudden compulsion to want to buy a sewing machine and learn how to knit?!?! Or my recent desire to put a piece of antique furniture in my driveway and paint it?!?! I suppose I have Edie and Melissa to thank for this newly acquired "bug"....they just make it look so fun! And so darn easy!
I found this at Kohl's on sale Sunday. See, before being bitten by the bug, I would have walked right on past this little gem...the whole time listening to that neurotic little voice in my head that says "You can't possibly do that! You will make a big ole mess and it will look disastrous and there you will be...stuck with it!" Yep, that's what I do every time I enter Michael's or Hobby Lobby...I load up my cart...and by the time I am done walking through the store, I have given way to the perfectionist within and decide to abandon the cart...yeah, I know...the employees that have to restock that stuff loathe me!
But this time...I told the small annoying voice to go find some pictures to straighten somewhere and leave me alone!!! I bought it! And I didn't even let it sit somewhere for 2 years before attempting...not that I would ever do such a thing.
I had the courage....I had the plastic applicator...and I had the perfect wall! It really was simple...I can say that because my husband did all of the measuring and Math for me to get it centered...but really, it was easy. Just a little patience...and Voila! The perfect compliment to my Give Thanks Banner dontcha think?
Posted by Talysa at 9:10 AM